sanctimoniousness


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Related to sanctimoniousness: precariously, ostensibly, succinctly

sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous

 (săngk′tə-mō′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Behaving with sanctimony: a sanctimonious politician who was proven to be a hypocrite.
2. Characterized by sanctimony: "The history we brandish as a light to nations is largely a sanctimonious tissue of myth and self-infatuation" (Benjamin Schwartz).

sanc′ti·mo′ni·ous·ly adv.
sanc′ti·mo′ni·ous·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanctimoniousness - the quality of being hypocritically devout
hypocrisy - insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have
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sanctimoniousness

noun
A show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess:
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Translations
مُنافَقَه، تَظاهُر بالتَّقْوى
falešná zbožnost
skinhellighed
szenteskedés
hræsni; helgislepja
svätuškársky
dindarlık taslama

sanctimoniousness

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəsnɪs] Nmojigatería f, santurronería f
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sanctimoniousness

nfrömmlerisches Wesen; the sanctimoniousness of his remarksseine frömmlerischen Bemerkungen
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sanctimonious

(sӕŋktiˈməuniəs) adjective
trying to appear full of holiness or goodness. a sanctimonious expression.
ˌsanctiˈmoniously adverb
ˌsanctiˈmoniousness noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
Other words synonymous with hypocrisy include: sanctimoniousness, pietism, piousness, affected superiority, false virtue, triteness, humbug, pretense, posturing, speciousness, insincerity, falsity, deceptiveness, deceitfulness, dishonesty, dissimulation, duplicity, impersonation, two-facedness, double-dealing, etc.
Unwittingly, the West contributes to the depletion of the already small but the most promising resource in India's political society, the resource of self-criticism, and to the encouragement of that sanctimoniousness which the more thoughtful Indians regard as a bane of their country's attitude in international affairs.
Playing the crusading lawyer in Jolly LLB 2 and a husband fighting societal prejudices to allow his wife space for personal hygiene in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay could have easily slipped into the comforting but self-defeating zone of sanctimoniousness. But his street-smartness served him well.
The Greens, comfortable in their middle class support base and their own built-in sanctimoniousness, will not worry too much about how budgets impact on council cleaners, roadmen, administrators and care workers who keep public services running.
As Powers remarked, "part of the desire of Galatea was to poke fun at the high sanctimoniousness of literary theory, to re-establish the fact that we're all in the open boat of existence together" (Williams 95-114).
Moore's ambivalent attitude toward the agency of the resurrection moss coalesces divergent senses of initial revulsion and sanctimoniousness with ensuing awe and respect in correspondence to a realization of the plant's divine value.
Marooned on Parliament's backbenches while he waits for a general election to quit Sheffield and Westminster, Clegg's sanctimoniousness is nauseating.
For all of Oppenheimer's actors, it was the left's sanctimoniousness and hubris that led to disillusionment.
After the publication of David Rifkind's book on the architectural debates in Fascist Italy, I understood that the time had come to try to look deeper into the fascinating failure of a monument disturbingly poised between stylish novelty and a display of power and sanctimoniousness.
The eagerness of most of the world to rehabilitate a rejected Iran would only be matched by its frustration at American sanctimoniousness.
Its yin- yang sanctimoniousness blows full holes in all arguments.